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Ever since our 2014 vacation to Normandy and the D-Day sites, I think of Veterans Day in an entirely new light.
Ever since our 2014 vacation to Normandy and the D-Day sites, I think of Veterans Day in an entirely new light.
 
An interactive site depicting those who died in Vietnam
An interactive site depicting those who died in Vietnam
 
Many may have heard of Desmond Doss, Here is another hero's story. I knew him.
Many may have heard of Desmond Doss, Here is another hero's story. I knew him.
 
"So this is Christmas (War is Over)" was written in 1971 by John and Yoko Lennon, just months after the official breakup of the Beatles.
"So this is Christmas (War is Over)" was written in 1971 by John and Yoko Lennon, just months after the official breakup of the Beatles.
 
A heart warming story about Ann Margret and her Vietnam gentlemen.
 
Most people will remember April 4, 1968 as the day that Martin Luther King was assassinated. While that was a more histrionically important event, that date will always seired in my mind as the date of a battle we fought in Vietnam. I was only in country for a couple of months and the loss of comr
Most people will remember April 4, 1968 as the day that Martin Luther King was assassinated. While that was a more histrionically important event, that date will always seired in my mind as the date of a battle we fought in Vietnam. I was only in country for a couple of months and the loss of comr
 
As a Dustoff Pilot, I would fly out for pick-ups in the field. Each day I would see the conditions that the ground troops had to endure and I would draw comparisons to my own situation.
As a Dustoff Pilot, I would fly out for pick-ups in the field. Each day I would see the conditions that the ground troops had to endure and I would draw comparisons to my own situation.
 
This is what I call making a difference. If you are or have ever had a teacher like this, say a private or public thank you if they are still around.
This is what I call making a difference. If you are or have ever had a teacher like this, say a private or public thank you if they are still around.
 
As a high school and college student during most of the Vietnam War, I was consumed by the drill team, dating, and studying-not the nightly news.
As a high school and college student during most of the Vietnam War, I was consumed by the drill team, dating, and studying-not the nightly news.
 
Just two bad days in a long year
 
The author of this op-ed cites some clear examples that are concerning — and worth knowing
The author of this op-ed cites some clear examples that are concerning — and worth knowing
 
I am writing my most difficult book report ever at 70 years old. It is about another GI I did not know, and an enemy I never wanted to know. Yet we were all in the same place forty-eight years ago along with a bunch of others, with us trying to kill him and his comrades and him trying to kill us
I am writing my most difficult book report ever at 70 years old. It is about another GI I did not know, and an enemy I never wanted to know. Yet we were all in the same place forty-eight years ago along with a bunch of others, with us trying to kill him and his comrades and him trying to kill us
 
The number of troops from South Korea was much greater than those from Australia and New Zealand, and second only to the U.S. military force for foreign troops located in South Vietnam.
The number of troops from South Korea was much greater than those from Australia and New Zealand, and second only to the U.S. military force for foreign troops located in South Vietnam.
 
I'm a Billy Joel fan, and I saw him long ago with Elton John at the Omni in Atlanta. I got reacquainted with his music when I listened to the Billy Joel station on SiriusXM on a January trip to the mountains-both up and back.
I'm a Billy Joel fan, and I saw him long ago with Elton John at the Omni in Atlanta. I got reacquainted with his music when I listened to the Billy Joel station on SiriusXM on a January trip to the mountains-both up and back.
 
Since 1776, we became involved in 18 major conflicts and are now fighting in 17 countries.
Since 1776, we became involved in 18 major conflicts and are now fighting in 17 countries.
 
On Veteran's Day, we remember and honor our veterans, but how often do we think of their families? In particular, how often do we think about the families of those service members who made the ultimate sacrifice?
On Veteran's Day, we remember and honor our veterans, but how often do we think of their families? In particular, how often do we think about the families of those service members who made the ultimate sacrifice?
 
If you are a young man planning a professional bodyguard career, this book is for you. If you are a 73-year-old Drug Store Cowboy, you can speed read.
If you are a young man planning a professional bodyguard career, this book is for you. If you are a 73-year-old Drug Store Cowboy, you can speed read.
 
In my opinion, all countries have a Military Industrial Complex with politics, economics, and military factions. Ken gives Cliff Notes on the Complex in the USA, North & South Vietnam.
In my opinion, all countries have a Military Industrial Complex with politics, economics, and military factions. Ken gives Cliff Notes on the Complex in the USA, North & South Vietnam.
 
Believe me that all men are not created equal and bathing was no fun even in the days of straight only guys. I am not sure how this works today.
Believe me that all men are not created equal and bathing was no fun even in the days of straight only guys. I am not sure how this works today.
 
Most of my stories to the grandkids start with believe it or not. In 1963, believe it or not, my school was segregated and the only confusion was with two ethnic Japanese sisters.
Most of my stories to the grandkids start with believe it or not. In 1963, believe it or not, my school was segregated and the only confusion was with two ethnic Japanese sisters.
 
War does not end when an Army surrenders...maybe 10 years after the ethnic and religious cleansing and property confiscation.
War does not end when an Army surrenders...maybe 10 years after the ethnic and religious cleansing and property confiscation.
 
1960s Vietnam Soldiers were easy to entertain. It was okay for Girls be beautiful and guys to enjoy watching beautiful entertainers.
1960s Vietnam Soldiers were easy to entertain. It was okay for Girls be beautiful and guys to enjoy watching beautiful entertainers.
 
The war with France in 1946 and a final war with Cambodia in 1978 are like book ends to 30 years of conflict. Maybe West Point studies this one.
The war with France in 1946 and a final war with Cambodia in 1978 are like book ends to 30 years of conflict. Maybe West Point studies this one.
 
The Red Cross ladies were very welcome in Vietnam. These volunteers were very welcome.
The Red Cross ladies were very welcome in Vietnam. These volunteers were very welcome.
 
Mess line in a temporary Field Perimeter. The food was delivered in large insulated canisters.
Mess line in a temporary Field Perimeter. The food was delivered in large insulated canisters.
 
In 1960s Jungle, you could not call a taxi. You could radio base for a Chopper ride and mark your clearing with Smoke.
In 1960s Jungle, you could not call a taxi. You could radio base for a Chopper ride and mark your clearing with Smoke.
 
Cambodian Genocide (The Killing Fields) was the dream of Pol Pot to return Cambodia to an agrarian society by murdering the elite.
Cambodian Genocide (The Killing Fields) was the dream of Pol Pot to return Cambodia to an agrarian society by murdering the elite.
 
Vietnamese are not fond of mixed children and I am told the Chinese offered to send troops but got a 'thanks but no thanks'.
Vietnamese are not fond of mixed children and I am told the Chinese offered to send troops but got a 'thanks but no thanks'.
 
I truly wish that our founding fathers had been a bit more clear on what they meant when writing the 2nd Amendment but numerous contemporaneous writings clearly show their intent was for individual possession and ownership of firearms.
I truly wish that our founding fathers had been a bit more clear on what they meant when writing the 2nd Amendment but numerous contemporaneous writings clearly show their intent was for individual possession and ownership of firearms.
 
President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam to reaffirm their shared commitment to strengthening the United States-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership
President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam to reaffirm their shared commitment to strengthening the United States-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership
 
"BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL"
"BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL"
 
President Donald J. Trump's state visit to Vietnam reaffirmed his commitment to strengthening the United States-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership.
President Donald J. Trump's state visit to Vietnam reaffirmed his commitment to strengthening the United States-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership.
 
As was announced on September 29, 2017, President Donald J. Trump will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii, from November 3-14, 2017.
As was announced on September 29, 2017, President Donald J. Trump will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii, from November 3-14, 2017.
 
How we found the wounded and how we got them back.
 
This article was inspired by my call to a younger fellow high school grad recently returned from California and now in FB.
This article was inspired by my call to a younger fellow high school grad recently returned from California and now in FB.
 
Alex Ortolano recently posted an article here on BCN which explained how a Medivac crew located and picked up wounded soldiers during his tour in 1965. Here is another tribute to those Lunatics of the Sky.
Alex Ortolano recently posted an article here on BCN which explained how a Medivac crew located and picked up wounded soldiers during his tour in 1965. Here is another tribute to those Lunatics of the Sky.
 
The documentary shows the tactics of both sides. I have not seen another documentary with these details. This battle was between Australians and Vietnamese.
The documentary shows the tactics of both sides. I have not seen another documentary with these details. This battle was between Australians and Vietnamese.
 
For you young folks, there use to be a TV show called The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. It was cancelled because of it's outspoken opposition to the Vietnam war.
For you young folks, there use to be a TV show called The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. It was cancelled because of it's outspoken opposition to the Vietnam war.
 
Our modern military now allows women in combat roles and I believe the new rule should be "If You Break it...You buy it. Wounded vets, both physically and mentally, should be allowed to remain in military service until retirement.
Our modern military now allows women in combat roles and I believe the new rule should be "If You Break it...You buy it. Wounded vets, both physically and mentally, should be allowed to remain in military service until retirement.
 
Here are the North Vietnamese. No series would be complete without mentioning both sides of a conflict. South Vietnamese communist were labeled Viet Cong.
Here are the North Vietnamese. No series would be complete without mentioning both sides of a conflict. South Vietnamese communist were labeled Viet Cong.
 
More than 80% of the airstrikes on North Vietnamese Army and guerrilla camps were carried out from these Thai bases (Randolph, 1986).
More than 80% of the airstrikes on North Vietnamese Army and guerrilla camps were carried out from these Thai bases (Randolph, 1986).
 
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